Seasoned Drummer interested in collaborating with songwriters to provide drum tracks for your recording projects. I have many years of professional experience and can learn your drum parts or create my own. Playing to a click/sequencer is no problem. Professional gear and attitude, reliable transportation. I am available for live shows and studio sessions with original bands. Email chrismichaelsdrums at g mail dot com. or search chris michaels drums through FB, Reverbnation, etc.

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Oct 22 2010
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Over 100
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I have played in a diverse range of music projects over the years, including original indie bands, rock bands, jazz combos, cover/tribute bands, a theatrical rock opera production, and on various studio recording sessions. Currently providing drums to clients of Green Sky Recording and playing with the band Love Love. Other recent projects include Boston singer/songwriters Andy Newton, Greg Allen, and Jennifer Greer, and the East Coast Who tribute band, Who Are You.

Instrument experience:



Tama Starclassic; Vintage Ludwig; Paiste and Zildjian cymbals; Slingerland cocktail drum



Past Events

Jamaica Plain, MA

Love Love Mini Tour

Love Love Mini Tour

New England Mini Tour with Love Love and Rick Berlin

NEw England Mini Tour with Love Love and Rick Berlin

New England Mini Tour with Love Love and Rick Berlin

EP Release!

Rock & Roll Rumble

First Fridays Series

Milford, MA

Salem MA

Porter Sq.

Center Sq. Cambridge MA

Cello Trio Jazz

Cambridge MA

Western MA

A Fuzzy Christmas, benefit for Girls Rock Camp Boston.

Q Division Christmas Party


Davis Sq.

Somerville, MA

Fundraiser for JP Music Fest

Somerville, MA

Love Love's Album #2!

W. MA Show #2

W. MA Gig #1 of 2

Final stop of Love Love mini-tour.

Love Love Mini-Tour

Love Love's East Coast mini-tour continues

First stop on Love Love's mini-tour.


Back to Western MA

Plusnopener tba

Plus Field Day

Holiday show

Gobble fest!

Matinee show

3 band show

Great festival in Jamaica Plain, MA

Midway's 30th anniversary

Jamaica Plain, MA

Love the Toad!

Special Project

If I told them once I told them a thousand times, Put Love Love first and Puppet Show last.

Afternoon show in Harvard Square.

Love the Lizard!

Awesome venue!

Gotta love the Midway!

2 sets, with horns!

Happy Holidays!

Thanksgiving Weekend in Wedtern MA.

As part of Three Poets And A Band

Hello Worcester!

Also appearing: Field Day and the Phil Aikin Army.

Time tbd

Love Love plus Megan Tracy & the Missed Connections

Hello Newport!

Free community concert

Great show featuring Love Love and Field Day

Rock the Porch

Porter Sq.

Western MA

More info to come!

Live inUnion Square!

Double duty with 2 bands

Great line up of bands at the Midway!

Western MA!

Afternoon all-ages show 4:00-8:00!

Tune into 91.5 FM for a live set plus band interview!

First show after January studio sessions!

Live Original Music

At Tavern at the End of the World, Charlestown, MA

Great line up of bands!

First show with Andy Newton

Rock and roll with sushi!

Opening for Who tribute, Who Are You

Looking forward to another show with Love Love!

Opening for Jane Lee Hooker

Opening for Jane Lee Hooker

Third Annual Rat Beach Party!

JP Music Fest, Early Afternoon Show

Drumming for Love Love, http://www.lovelovebostonband.com/

Free outdoor event

Poetry and music, "Misery Loves Company" event

Opening for Caged Heat

Jennifer Greer CD Release Party

Afternoon Show

great line-up of bands, including the Charms, Motobunny, and Watts

First show in Providence - more info to come!


Fun lineup of bands, including Greg Allen, the Cash Registers, Sweet Tits, and Jane Lee Hooker.

I will be playing with Greg Allen's Fringe Religion, opening for The Charms

Early show at the Midway Cafe, Jamaica Plain, MA

My second show of the night, we close out the evening at O'Brien's Pub with Greg Allen's Fringe Religion

I will be playing an outdoor show in Ellis Square, beverly, MA with the Jennifer Greer Trio 7:00-9:00.

Greg Allen opens for the Members

An early, outdoor show, 6-7, at the Library

We start at 8:00!

Early show, 4-7

I will be playing with Greg Allen's Fringe Religion opening for the Real Kids and the Nervous Eaters.

Cantab Lounge, Downstairs.

I will be playing with Greg Allen's Fringe Religion at Johnny Thunders' Birthday Bash

I will be performing with Greg Allen for the Greg Allen / Jerry Nolan Record Release Party

I will be performing at the Lucky Dog with Greg Allen's Fringe Religion

I will be performing with the Jennifer Greer Trio on Saturday afternoon, May 3, at 2:30 at an outdoor show outside Old Town Hall in Salem, MA

I will be performing with the Jennifer Greer Trio.

Great local stage.

Original Rock - great line up of bands!

Greg Allen's Fringe Religion

Greg Allen's Fringe Religion

Greg Allen's Fringe Religion

Greg Allen's Fringe Religion, 9:30

I will be playing with Greg Allen's Fringe Religion at Radio Bar, 381 Somerville Ave., Union Square in Somerville, MA, starting at 10:30.

Central Square, Lynn, MA, Open DTL Arts festival

Freeform jazz and spoken word gig with the Improbable Places Poetry Tour

I will be playing with Greg Allen's Fringe Religion at the Spotlight Tavern, 208 Rantoul Street, Beverly, MA starting at 11:00 PM.

Fizz Ed'z, Malden, MA

Midway Cafe, JP, MA

I am playing with Who Are You on Friday, November 16th for 2 sets, 6:00 -7:30 and 10:30-12:00 at the Greatest Bar on Friend Street, Boston, MA (before and after The Who at the Garden).

First show of the New Year